No hope for on board gaming in Bermuda

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A cruise liner at a wharf in Bermuda

A lot of cruise ships allow you to gamble on board the ship when they are in port.  Not in Bermuda. Interesting article below.

(Courtesy AP)  HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed cruise ship passengers to play gaming machines on vessels making port calls at night in the British Atlantic territory.

Premier Ewart Brown’s cruise ship gaming bill failed Friday in the House of Assembly by 18 votes to 11. In a terse statement issued after the vote, Brown said “cruise lines and tourism partners now know where things stand and can plan accordingly.”

Bermuda lawmakers banned slot machines in 2001, arguing they were driving some islanders into debt. The law took effect in 2004.

Over 50 cruise lines visit Bermuda every year.  Most of the visits are scheduled in the summer months with less cruise itineraries scheduled in the winter months.

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